Snow on the Gates

There’s snow on the Gates in Central Park. A number of photobloggers have captured images of this; see, for example, photos here, or here. The images bring to mind a stanza from a seldom-sung hymn:

Pale through the gloom the newly fallen snow
Wraps in a shroud the silent earth below
As tho ’twere mercy’s hand had spread the pall,
A symbol of forgiveness unto all.

The Lord uses snow as a symbol of repentance: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” The snow on the Gates brings that image to life.

1 comment for “Snow on the Gates

  1. Bill
    March 2, 2005 at 1:47 am

    More snow on the gates. They started taking them down Sunday, but most of them are still there. I wonder how long until they have all disappeared.

Comments are closed.